The six months previous to her death I watched her go from a vibrant, generous loving woman to frail and helpless. I remember feeling helpless and confused about why mema was so sick. Her untimely and depressing death ultimately inspired me to help people in the way that I couldn’t help mema. I found that in nursing I can help touch many
To this day, many people don’t know if it was Scarlet Fever or Meningitis. After the fever broke, her parents noticed that she wasn’t communicating very well and they found out she had lost her sight and her hearing. Because of this, Helen grew very frustrated and she threw
She had a much better life with her new husband than the old husband. During this period, there were many illness because the effect of the war. After she saw some children who was the victims of those illness such as cancer made thousands of children died, she felt very afraid. Not only that, some children also do not have parent because their parent died during the war or left them away. That image usually appear in her head that made she scare and can not focus on her works.
When I was in my first year of medical school, I had to watch my cousin and best friend suffering because of Kidney Failure. It was a summer vacation and I was visiting my cousin who turned 19 years, and was living in a rural village far away from the capital Khartoum. When I saw her, I was terrified and I insisted that we take her to a hospital, so did my uncle who was a pharmacist. We borrowed neighbors’ truck, because there was no ambulance to call. After 2 hours of driving, we arrived to the hospital, the doctors told us that she has suffered from severe dehydration and as a results her kidney failed and she might need to be on a dialysis machine.
Abandonment to me is a ton of loneliness, separation, and anger. The three people I wrote about in this essay are still the most important people in my life. I would be completely and utterly lost if I permanently lost one of them. Abandonment can be forgiven, and I am still healing and learning to forgive myself, but I know with time it is possible. “When there’s a breakdown in the family, it’s the ones that love you the most that hurt you the deepest.” – Iyanla
It had been a year since I had gone to summer’s best two weeks in Boswell, PA, but the joy of seeing my friends from the previous year did not last long. Earlier that day, I had gotten a stomach ache during basketball. I thought it would end up going away, but it didn’t, and that had turned into a trip to the nurse. After the nurse gave me medicine and it only got worse and I started throwing up continuously, the trip to the nurse turned into a trip to the doctor’s office. While at
My medical event began when I was sixteen months old according to my mother. I was very ill and she thought I had eaten too much corn and had a tummy ache. Through my life I had problems with my right side and many diagnoses. Doctors diagnosed me with everything from chronic appendicitis to colitis to nothing. My parents were told by several doctors there was nothing wrong with me.
Losing someone is an absolutely horrendous thing to go through for all people involved. Loss of a loved one is especially difficult, the grieving and healing processes can be extremely lengthy and painful. Unfortunately, I know this horrific pain due to my father's passing in March of this past year. Loss is different for everyone, some people can immediately bounce back after accepting the loss while others take time. Sadly I was the latter.
I’m sorry about your poor mother. I remember when I had first heard about the incident. I felt all the grief for you, I couldn’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. I remember back when I was a kid lots of trauma had happened to me and my close family and friends. A freak accident had happened to my best friend.
In addition, all the members in the group have experienced many forms of trauma, such as watching the physiological and psychological health of their parent declined. This in itself can cause trauma to not only the caregiver, but to everyone in the household including the person with Alzheimer. To illustrate, my 89-year-old aunt is aware that her memory is slowly disappearing “as she put it” and as a result she at times become very depressed. This is also true for some individuals with Alzheimer, who realize they cannot remember special moments with their wives, husbands, and children. Causing them to become depressed as well as exacerbating their illness.